SA Onsite Medicals has qualified nurses who specialise in the provision of on-site safety and medical surveillance to all organisations in the Western Cape. All staff are registered with the South African Nursing Council. We do pre-employment and annual medicals on-site at your location with minimal disruption to your company and your time. All work is done in compliance with all occupational health and safety legislation.
Onsite Specialised Medical ExaminationBlood pressureGlucose monitoringHeight & WeightEye testingUrinary testing
Why do I as an Employer need to have medicals done on my employees?
According to the Occupational Health and Safety act (no. 85 of 1993) and the Construction Regulation 2014 it’s required for all labourers’ to have a certificate of fitness. All employees should be fit and suitable for the specific job that they need to perform.
It is important to provide occupational health services for all working people irrespective of the kind of employment, size of the workplace or geographical setting.
Why is it important to do medical surveillance?
Occupational health services are important to prevent, control and eliminate any hazardous elements and exposures to workers in the workplace. Prevention of unnecessary exposure to hazards is essential to prevent injury and illness.
What different medicals can be done?
Pre-assignment (pre-employment) health examinations
Periodic health examinations
Return to work health examinations
General health examinations
Health examinations at termination or after ending of service
Construction medicals including an Annexure 3 document
Is Occupational health a way to get rid of ill employees?
No. Occupational health is there to advance your health and keep you as healthy and safe as possible in the workplace. It’s a good tool to recognise an illness that you were not aware of so that treatment can start earlier rather than later.
How long does it take to do a medical examination?
A medical examination takes 30-45 min depending on all relevant tests needed to be done.
Where will the medical examination be done?
This is a mobile service so it will take place at the convenience of the company.
Will the employer have access to all medical records?
No, all information provided by the client is confidential and kept on file. The employer will only receive a fitness certificate to state whether the employee is fit for duty or not.
What areas do we service?
We service the central Cape Town region (CBD, Table View, Milnerton, Melkbosstrand) with a radius of 100-150km including the southern suburbs incl Wynberg, Constantia, Tokai etc and the Northern suburbs incl Durbanville, Bellville, Brackenfell etc. We also visit the country side including Malmesbury, Riebeeck Kasteel, Piketberg, Worcester, Wellington, Paarl, Stellenbosch as well as Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay.
According to the Occupational Health and Safety act (no. 85 of 1993) and the Construction Regulation 2014 it’s required for all labourers to have a certificate of fitness.
These certificates include a specialized medical examination including:
Height and weight
Construction workers will receive an Annexure 3 fitness certificate as well. Medical reports are available within 24-48 hours.
We thrive on professionalism and delivery of excellent services.
Additional services offered by SA Onsite Medicals is Wellness programs.
Several different topics can be presented and discussed like:
Breast Cancer Awareness
Ergonomics including back safety etc
General wellness including weight and height, blood pressure & glucose testing, BMI, cholesterol etc.
Looking after your staff wellness is essential in keeping productivity on standard and reducing absenteeism as well as staff turnover. Wellness programs reduce chronic diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer and obesity. Another benefit is happy healthy staff relationships and therefore creating a healthy work environment.
We specialize in Dynamic and interactive training, customised for your business’ characteristics but still regulatory compliant and in step with current content developments.
We provide the following courses that are trained by professional facilitators who are technically qualified in their respective fields and remain such through continuous personal development.
First Aid Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
First Aid Workshop
Paediatric CPR and Basic First Aid
CPR Adults, Children and Infants
AHA BLS for Health Care Providers (15 CPD points)
Fire Safety Workshop
Fire Team Member
Health and Safety Induction
Health and Safety Representative
Combination courses for First Aid Level 1-3
for groups of 8 or more
American College of Surgeons – Stop The
Unit Standard Skills Program (HWSETA)
AUDIOMETRY (Hearing Test)
Audiometry is essential and required by law for workers of all industries from construction, drivers, machine operators, farmworkers, factory workers, mine workers to food handlers etc. who are exposed to noise levels above 85Db.
Exposure to noise above the human ear tolerance is one of the most typical causes of hearing loss. This is a common occupational hazard. When exposed to levels above 85dB over an 8-hour working day, and over a 40-year working life is associated with substantial hearing loss, called “Noise-Induced Hearing Loss” (NIHL).
South African employers must meet certain criteria to reduce employees’ exposure to noise that could result in hearing damage.
OCCMED@WORK conducts onsite otoscopy assessments and audiometry using pure-tone air conduction audiometry (PTACA) to screen workers who have been exposed to excessive noise levels. By determining employee’s baseline hearing thresholds, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) can be identified early on and the appropriate corrective actions can be applied.
We would like to refer to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, the Environmental Regulations. It stipulates that Audiometric testing should be done yearly on employees working in an area where the noise levels exceeding 85 dB. See Government Gazette NO 22834 Vol.437.
Jolita Burger (OHP)
Registered with SASOHN.
AR Audio number: 4780
Why send your staff for medicals and lose precious time when we can visit you?